Happy almost Christmas to you all! As we say in our house “just a few more sleeps and it will be here”. All the Christmas cards have been sent out, 90% of the presents have been wrapped, and my kiddo is anxiously awaiting Santa’s return.
Until we got RL married last year, Mark and I have sent out pretty generic cards to our friends and family, focusing instead on making a fun one in SL. It took some digging but I came up with our very first one.
But things have changed the past two years and my focus has shifted more with RL Christmas cards taking priority over SL ones. All that arranging family photo sessions, updating my address book and making sure we have everything sent out in time. This year I even did my parents’ card for them as my mom has been ill off and on and really hasn’t been able to put forth the time and energy arranging pictures all of their grandkids for her and dad’s card. Some of my friends have asked why fuss? Why not just send a nice greeting card with your name signed? It’s because, and this is my preference, I like seeing how everyone has grown and changed from year to year, in particular, the people I don’t get to see often. It also feels more personal to have a picture than just a card.
Sorry, there I go rambling again. Back to the point, is that I was actually going to let it slide this year and not do an SL one at all. That is until an old friend mentioned that they look forward to the “Draconia family Christmas card” every year. It was super sweet and absolutely made my week. It was just the push I needed to get working on the card.
I think it turned out super cute, in spite of the fact that Mark says every year that he hates the way he looks RL and SL.
Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely holiday season and I’d love to hear some of your traditions both SL and RL.
I haven’t been at all inspired to do any photography the last couple of months. RL has been rather busy with all my energies have been focused on family and house remodeling.
But I love vintage vibes and with this round of Rewind focused on the 1940’s I had to stop by and pick up a few things for a picture. I also got to collaborate with the lovely blogger/vlogger Cassie Middles on a pin-up calendar she’s working on. I’m only one of several ladies who are a part of this project and I can’t wait to see the finished product! I’ll post it here when it’s finished. In the meantime, I was actually really excited to do another picture, the collab getting my creative juices flowing again. Right in time for me to go out of town for Thanksgiving. (This is so typical of my life lol.)
Anyway, I hope you like the picture and enjoy your holiday! Muahs!
Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Athena – September VIP gift Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1 Eyes: Buzzeri (Eleri Catlyn) – Moonstone eyes – Storm – RARE
Mesh Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V 4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Makeup: Veechi (Aiubrey Snoodle) – Pin Up Liner @ Rewind
Beauty Mark: Izzie’s (Izzie Button) – Beauty Mole (this week’s FLF)
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax) – Adrasteia :: FULL15001
Top: Beauty Factory (Sonnya Finesmith) – Ofelia Top – Red @ Rewind
Panties & Garter: Quirky/Atomic (Glitch Grantham/Ivy Graves) – Deanna Set – Red @ Rewind
Robe: kotte (ChickenPots) – Bebop Robe @ Rewind
Pose & Props: FOXCITY (Satomi Masukami) – Night Owl
Bar set: Tartessos Arts (Nico Griffith) – Private Bar
I’m going to be gushy for a moment so please bear with me.
The husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary this weekend.
We met here in SL 8 1/2 years ago and quickly became good friends. Friendship eventually blossomed into love and we met RL nearly a year later.
Last August we finally tied the knot and despite spending the last half of our reception in the basement during a massive storm, it was a fantastic day. If rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, what are tornadoes considered? Lol.
I can truly say that while it’s been a hell of a ride, it’s worth every minute of it, ups downs, and even the moments I want to beat him over the head. He is my love, my best friend, a gigantic dork and favorite pain in the ass. I’m so excited to see what the future brings for us – hopefully without any more tornadoes!
I’ve never shopped Rewind before but this theme brought back so many fun memories I had to stop in and buy a few things. I had a crush on a boy who was really into punk rock and in my lame and desperate attempts to
I went through a punk phase in late in high school and on into my early days in college as well. I’d tell you how much my parents just LOVED that but that would be a lie. lol. There was a cute boy I had a major crush on who was really into punk rock and in my lame attempts to impress him and get his attention, I delved into the world on punk. (Shh! Don’t judge me I was only 17!) It was little bits here and there. I bought a compilation CD and a studded belt at Hot Topic, then a cuff and a plaid skirt with ripped fishnets. I thought I was hot chit – mostly due to the newfound attention from my classmates and because I stood out from what I called the “Abercrombie Barbies” in my school. Like I said, it was lame. lol.
And while 17-year-old me would have been thrilled to have him fall madly in love with my new fashion sense and music knowledge, and we would date and maybe marry and have little rocker babies, after one very awkward date, I realized we were better off as friends.
Somewhere along the line, probably in college, I found a love for punk and hard rock music and my own sense of style that didn’t necessarily need a studded belt to be unique. Gotta love those little life lessons right?
Hair: Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) – Shape of You – Naturals pack @ Uber Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1 Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Jordan – Tan Eyeshadow: Veechi (Aiubrey Snoodle) – Riot Liner @ Rewind Piercing: :Hebenon Vial: (Trisha Zweig) – The Minimalist – Frost Mesh Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V 4.1 Tattoo: Bolson (ChewbaccaNotDead) – Mr. Mockup Tank top: Storybrook (Vix Nirvana) – Sedated – No @ Rewind Skirt: Ec.Cloth (Niocean) – Jhene Leather Laced skirt – Black @ Rewind Belt: [abrasive] (BaileyMonster) – Rebellion belt Stockings: [abrasive] (BaileyMonster) – Blackout leggings – Netted (gacha item) Shoes: Moon. (Silent Acoustic & Empty Faith) – Rebel High Tops @ Rewind Pose: FOXCITY (Satomi Masukami) – Night Owl Background: Focus Poses (Carol Kling) – Urban Scenery (part of the Urban fence pose set)